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Subject: Re: [DNA] New R1b and its subclades Haplogroup Project Launched
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 22:26:53 EST
You said to Charles:
"For example, you have still not explained why you think FTDNA's R subclade
test is a better value than the multiplex."
Perhaps because there is no need too. You are not comparing apples to
apples. FTDNA's Haplogroup R sub-clades test is primarily for those who have
already been tested and their predicted Haplogroup is R1a,R1b, etc.. The intent is
to drill down the R tree. There would be not reason to test for I, J, or the
other major Haplogroups. If their prediction is incorrect, FTDNA will test
until the Haplogroup is confirmed.
The multiplex test doesn't start with a specific Haplogroup - like R. It
starts very broad, decides it is an R, then zooms in on the sub-clades. It's
good if you don't know what Haplogroup to start with. It is also about $20-$40
more expensive than FTDNA's sub-clade tests.
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